Students Represent Rockland High School at Harvard Model Congress
Haley Macray, Veritas Senior Managing Editor
March 4, 2016
Harvard Model Congress is still a relatively new club at Rockland High School but it has already developed a great deal of interest amongst students.
This year, RHS’s Harvard Model Congress advisors, Richard MacAllister and Amanda Lanigan, took students to a three night, four day conference at the Boston Sheraton Hotel during February Break (Thursday, February 18 to Sunday, February 21, 2016).
Harvard Model Congress, the “largest government simulation conference in the world,” according to its website, gives students the opportunity to see firsthand how government works.
While at the conference Harvard Model Congress members participate in various debates and committee work for which they have previously prepared.
“The three night, four day conference is more than just deliberating laws and learning about the American legislative process,” says club advisor, Mr. MacAllister, “It’s also about meeting new people from around the country, standing up for something you truly believe in, and learning how to make [crucial] decisions, under pressure, using a wide array of resources.”
Students from RHS attended the Boston branch of the conference. Other Harvard Model Congresses take place in San Francisco, Rome, Seoul, Dubai. and São Paulo.
Read more about the HMC experience in The Veritas‘ April edition on sale April 1st.